Maverick34 (2876) - New York, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark pour from bottle. Lots of roasted malts in this one, hints of coffee beans and espresso. Not as impressive as I had hoped but still fine.
guzzler67 (1644) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nearly black appearance with a large, rocky tan head and good lacing. Roasted malt aroma backed by bittersweet chocolate and coffee. Earthy, smokey flavors with notes of brown bread, caramel and chicory. The bittersweetness reappears in the aftertaste. Full-to-medium bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel leads to a lingering finish.
MartinT (8987) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
This roasty and chocolatey Porter shares savory malts in a chewy body leading to balancing malt and hop bitterness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the blackened dark brown.
-Malt flavors are particularly well developed in this one.
-Roasted chicory aromas are found in there as well.
-This is a very good textbook example.
On tap at the brewpub.
gopherfan99 (1247) - CROATIA - NOV 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (trade with non rate beer member); pours a dark brown with a tan head; aroma is chocolate, malt, with hints of coffee; taste starts with the chocolate and roasted malt and then has a bitter coffee finish; nice porter
Kyle77 (44) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From rate: An English-style Robust Porter – Dark Brown in color with a ruby hue – Chocolate and sweet toffee aroma – Firm unsweetened chocolate flavor with moderate notes of caramel and toffee, an herbal hop bitterness up front and a slight note of espresso in the finish.
Liked the chocolate & toffee. Had a bitter sweet finish that I didn't care for.
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miyauchi38 (1086) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Christpuncher (2610) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
An easy to drink very light porter. Slightly smokey and chocolately. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Had at Blackfin in Charlotte.
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Sammy (10680) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from supermarket in Ashland. Damb good porter, thick and coffee and chocolate. Bitter finish. Great drinkability.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6381) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with faint orange highlights and a large creamy beige head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was dry, roasty and woody. The flavor was dry, roasty, woody, smoky and had notes of cola, vanilla and a hint of charcoal. Very long roasty wood and smoke finish. Medium body.
Lukaduke (2918) - Gray, Maine, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a rich burnt umber color with three fingers of khaki foam that sticks nicely. Nose is soft roasted cocoa, deep earthy toffee notes and a hint of vanilla. Palate follows the nose with a nice roast level, some layered burnt earthy flavors midpalate that smooth out with some bittersweet bakers chocolate on the finish.